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    Joint Base Commander visits the US Air Force Honor Guard

    Joint Base Commander visits the US Air Force Honor Guard

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    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES

    10.24.2014

    Story by Lt.Cmdr. Jim Remington 

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force’s 11th Operations Group hosted Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Commander, U.S. Navy Capt. Frank Mays for an immersion tour designed to thoroughly familiarize him with the elite U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and U.S. Air Force Band, both of which are based at JBAB.

    Following a full morning of demonstrations by both units Sept. 30, Mays said, “It humbles me first of all to know that such professionals are routinely training and honing their craft here on the base. Of the five military services we have two services’ honor and ceremonial guards on the base, and then of course The U.S. Air Force Band too. So you get a glimpse into the rigor that some of these professionals on a day-to-day basis put into their routine. That’s something of which I didn’t have full awareness until I took the immersion tour.”

    Seeing the Honor Guard’s Drill Team in action in particular took him back in time to his roots as a U.S. Air Force Airmen.

    “To actually get a glimpse into the Drill Team’s routine really took me back to my days as an Airman. I can tell you that I was on the drill team at Keesler Air Force Base when I was going through technical school. Of course these folks were all that times one hundred to what I had to go through,” said Mays. “It’s good to see the best of the best and how they train.”

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    Date Taken: 10.24.2014
    Date Posted: 10.27.2014 15:54
    Story ID: 146200
    Location: WASHINGTON, DC, US 

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